Governor approves supplemental budget for current year
It also allocates a small amount of money required to obtain federal disaster funds following the November tornadoes that hit Washington, Gifford, and other Illinois towns. Representative Greg Harris, a Democrat from Chicago, says it also spends 47 million dollars for weather-related road work.
“This was for costs associated with the very heavy winter we had — for paying road crews, for maintenance of equipment, for purchase of salt and other supplies."
Also on Monday: Quinn signed legislation requiring charter schools to follow state laws for special education students, and for those learning to speak English.